Alcoholism reaches peak during pandemic - UKAT

79% of admissions for alcohol addiction

Adam Saville
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Alcoholism reaches peak during pandemic - UKAT

More alcoholics than ever before checking into rehab during first four months of Covid crisis

Between 1st April and 1 August, a staggering 79% of all admissions into the seven UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT) facilities were for alcohol addiction, compared to just 56% of admissions during 2017. During first four months of the pandemic, overall admissions into the UKAT facilities were lower than they were in the same four month period in 2019, yet the percentage of those who did check into rehab for alcohol addiction still outweighed the percentage admitted for alcohol addiction last y...

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